Mobile Office for Android

The Good Office Mobile for Android has an intuitive interface for making quick edits to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on the go.

The Bad You're not getting the power of Office 365 on your Android device, so you shouldn't have to be a subscriber to use the app. And can we get some tablet support, please?

The Bottom Line Office Mobile is worth downloading if you're a current Office 365 subscriber, but with only basic editing features, this app should be free for all.

Editors' Rating
  • Setup 8.0
  • Features 6.0
  • Interface 8.0
  • Performance 8.0
7.3 Overall

Compare

Office Mobile (Android)
Mobile Office for Android
OneDrive (Windows Phone)
Microsoft OneDrive (Windows Phone)
Adobe Spark Video (iOS)
Adobe Spark
Quickoffice (Android)
Quickoffice for Android
Microsoft Outlook (iOS)
Microsoft Outlook (iOS)
Price ... ... ... ... ...
Setup
8
10
...
10
9
Features
6
9
...
8
8
Interface
8
10
...
7
8
Performance
8
9
...
7
8

Review

Basic Office tools, for subscribers only

Microsoft's new Office Mobile for Android lets you access and create Office documents from SkyDrive and make basic edits on the go. Sounds great, right? The only catch is, you'll need a subscription to Office 365 to use the app. That would be fine if Office Mobile were a robust mobile version of Office 365 on your Android, but limited editing features (while useful to subscribers) make me think it should have been released as a companion to the free Web apps at Office.com rather than tied to the subscription service. Another huge disappointment is that it's not compatible with Android tablets.

Diving into the interface
Focusing on documents made in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Office Mobile for Android opens up to show your documents in a list, with the ones you've worked on most recently at the top. Microsoft Office icons on the left of the list tell you which type of document you're looking at.

At the top of the screen there's a button to connect to your SkyDrive or SharePoint, so you can pull up cloud-stored documents for editing. Next to that, there's a button for creating new documents. Unlike in the iOS version, you have to hit your device's Menu button to get to your settings.

Continue Reading

Specs / Prices

  • Brand Microsoft
  • Compatibility Android
  • Category Office and productivity
See full specs

Report errors

How To

​How emerging companies develop salable software

​How emerging companies develop salable software

3 ways to make the most of Spotify's killer feature

3 ways to make the most of Spotify's killer feature

10 Microsoft Word tips to make you a power user

10 Microsoft Word tips to make you a power user

Why you should think twice before installing the iOS 10, MacOS Sierra public betas

Why you should think twice before installing the iOS 10, MacOS Sierra public betas

How to use Snapchat Memories

How to use Snapchat Memories

5 iTunes tips you should try right now (Windows)

5 iTunes tips you should try right now (Windows)

How to estimate your tax refund

How to estimate your tax refund

How to revert to the previous version of Office 365

How to revert to the previous version of Office 365

How to restore Hibernate mode in Windows 10

How to restore Hibernate mode in Windows 10

Put weather info on the lock screen of Nextbit Robin

Put weather info on the lock screen of Nextbit Robin

What you need to know about Nextbit Robin's Smart Storage feature

What you need to know about Nextbit Robin's Smart Storage feature

Latest News